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Office of the Provost / Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Message from the Provost

Academics at The University of Scranton is a rich and varied enterprise, with four colleges encompassing the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, management, and graduate and adult education, and an excellent library. We are a community informed by the Jesuit concern with cura personalis, that is, a deep concern with developing the capabilities and promise of each individual: student, faculty and staff.

Naturally, much of the activity in academics is rooted in the contributions of the faculty, their departments, and the deans of the individual colleges. The Provost’s Office has responsibility for faculty hiring and development, work with the faculty handbook and contract, and the oversight of academic programs and colleges.

One of the most important aspects of my job as Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs is to aid faculty in the development of their careers. That task begins with welcoming new faculty each year and identifying the necessary resources to assist them and continues with a variety of forms of faculty support, from teaching or research grants, to travel money, to acknowledgment of accomplishments. We offer a rich array of scholarly and professional development opportunities, and also support a range of activities such as new faculty workshops, faculty clubs, book discussions, and brown bag luncheons and other special events designed to create and maintain a close-knit community of scholars.

The Provost’s Office staff is committed to assisting faculty, administrators and students in their endeavors. The purpose of this website is to give our faculty useful information about our processes and programs. If you have questions about any of these, please do not hesitate to call our office at 570-941-7520, or email me at provost@scranton.edu.

Mission Statement

Academic Affairs leads the University’s efforts to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service within the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.  In achieving its mission, Academic Affairs ensures necessary support and service is provided for students, faculty, and staff.